UNHCR puts the number of refugees crowded into settlements around Cox’s Bazar at about 900,000.
The two reporters were sentenced to seven years in jail for breaking the Official Secrets Act.
Journalists can appeal to top court twice more or request a presidential pardon.
In recent weeks many Rohingya have been seeking to leave Bangladesh by sea before the monsoon season starts in earnest.
More than 300 people, including 20 Rohingya, have been killed in the clampdown launched in May last year.
Bangladesh says moving refugees to Bhasan Char — whose name means “floating island” — will ease chronic overcrowding.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Action comes after criticism that Facebook was not doing enough to prevent violent and hate-filled content.
Reuters says charges against reporters were attempt to muzzle reporters, demand reversal of sentences.
As many as 1,300 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from India in recent weeks.
India’s Hindu nationalist government regards the Rohingya as illegal aliens and a security risk.
Authorities fear Rohingyas may try to reach other more prosperous countries by boat by paying unscrupulous traffickers.
Some 120,000 Rohingya have languished in displacement camps near Rakhine’s capital, Sittwe, since riots in 2012.
Bangladesh has vowed not to force anyone to return.
Approves a resolution with overwhelming majority; China, Cambodia, Laos and Russia among the minority that opposed.
Many on a Bangladesh repatriation list of 2,260 people have gone into hiding, community leaders say.
US vice president says he is "anxious to hear about progress" in resolving Rohingya crisis.
Dhaka says determining that each refugee return was voluntary would be the responsibility of the UN's refugee agency.
A 15-year-old Rohingya refugee was shot in the elbow on November 4 while grazing cows, according to Bangladesh official.
Both Bangladesh and Myanmar signed a repatriation agreement in November last year.
UN investigator says Suu Kyi “is in total denial” about accusations that military raped, murdered and tortured Muslims.
Madressahs in refugee camps allow younger generation to maintain roots to Rohingya culture and religion, says activist.
Judges say they would not like to interfere with the government’s decision.
Response follows UN probe calling for army chief, other top generals to be prosecuted for "genocide" against Rohingya.
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She didn’t have to say this was an iceberg of misinformation, says UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
A UN fact-finding mission says the country's army chief and five other senior brass must be investigated for atrocities.
The fact-finding mission's call amounts to some of the strongest language yet from UN officials on the issue.
Findings from Save the Children dash long-standing belief that thousands of 'lost' children might reunite with parents.